Jhumpa Lahiri’s “Lowland” shortlisted for this year’s Baileys Prize

Pulitzer Prize-winning Indian American novelist Jhumpa Lahiri’s “Lowland” has been shortlisted for this year’s Baileys Prize, the UK’s only annual book award for fiction written by a woman.

The book, set in Kolkata and Rhode Island in the US, is about the lives of two brothers, their choices and their fate. Lowland was also shortlisted for the Man Booker Prize. Five other books have also been shortlisted.

The prize set up in 1996 aims to celebrate and promote international fiction by women throughout the world to the widest range of readers possible. Earlier known as the Orange Prize, the winner will be announced on June 4 in London.

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